Danniella Westbrook has revealed her plans to adopt a Ukrainian baby with her toyboy fiancé David, who is currently serving time in prison for counterfeit goods and engaging in a ‘fight with someone’, by her own admission.
The former EastEnders star, 48, who was forced to live in a bedsit in 2014 due to financial struggles, has now announced she’s submitted the application with her partner, 29, because she ‘knows what it’s like to be homeless’.
Having booked herself five surgeries to correct her ‘collapsing’ face due to a previous cocaine addiction and osteoporosis, she admitted she’s plagued by fears of dying on the operating table in the coming months.
‘I know what it’s like to be homeless’: Danniella Westbrook, 48, has revealed plans to ADOPT a Ukrainian baby with her jailbird fiancé David, 29, before admitting she’s plagued by fears of ‘dying’ from FIVE scheduled plastic surgeries
It comes after she insisted she will wait until David has been released from behind bars to tie the knot in a Maldives wedding as early as next year.
Now, the ex Albert Square resident is claiming the pair are hopeful they’ll be able to welcome an infant amid the country’s ongoing war with Russia – in return for £350 per month.
Daniella made the proposal to the convict during a recent prison visit since the menopause has stopped her from bearing more children biologically.
She told the Daily Star: ‘Yeah, I’m still going ahead with that. I don’t understand why people wouldn’t want to do that. Though I can’t work out how they give you £350 a month for a family when your local council gets £10k per person a year.
Oh dear: Having booked herself five surgeries to correct her ‘collapsing’ face due to a previous cocaine addiction and osteoporosis, she admitted she’s plagued by fears of dying on the operating table in the coming months (pictured in April 2022)
‘But I’ll take anyone who needs it. I don’t need all the space, it’s only me at home at the moment and I’m waiting for the process to go further through.’
The actress then let slip that she’s going to have to amend her submission since she’s set to leave her Yorkshire home and head back down South to chase after TV work while caring for her dementia-stricken father, Andrew.
She continued: ‘It’s only me at home as my children have moved out and I remember what it was like to be homeless myself and have nobody there to take me in.’
Danniella also confessed she prays, ‘Please let me wake up,’ every time she’s knocked out with anaesthetia due to her ‘love’ of plastic surgery which saw her splash out on no less than six boob jobs.
Happy: It comes after she insisted she will wait until David has been released from behind bars to tie the knot in a Maldives wedding as early as next year
She’s gearing up to go under the knife yet again in a bid to correct the ‘rotting’ bones in her face, but can’t help buy worry about the risks that come with her age.
While on the operating table, the soap star will have her rip removed and placed under her visage, to salvage her collapsing cheekbone.
She told The Sun: ‘I’ve spent the last seven years trying to get someone to fix my face. They kept refusing or wanting to charge me £500,000.
‘Before Christmas I couldn’t breathe because I had a cold. There was a build up of fluid and after I fell asleep I couldn’t wake up properly and ended up in ICU.
Fingers crossed: Now, the ex Albert Square resident is claiming the pair are hopeful they’ll be able to welcome an infant amid the country’s ongoing war with Russia – in return for £350 per month
‘That’s why I’m doing this. I need this surgery to survive. It’s not for vanity, this is about my health. It harbours my lifestyle on a day to day basis.’
When she stepped out last week with a bandage over her nose, her fans were convinced she had already had the surgery.
However the dressings came after she had skin removed for biopsies to determine whether she is fit for the upcoming procedures.
Newly engaged Danniella recently said there will be ‘many sleepless nights’ once her secret jailbird fiancé David is released from prison.
Romantic: Daniella made the proposal to the convict during a recent prison visit since the menopause has stopped her from bearing more children biologically
WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?
Osteoporosis is a disease where bone density is lost leaving patients prone to fractures. Usually, old bone tissue is broken down and replaced with new tissue.
Osteoporosis occurs when the breaking down of bone outpaces its replacement.
Bisphosphonates are clinically proven to reduce the risk of fractures by increasing bone mass and mineral density as well as filling pits created by overactive bone cells.
The drugs bind to the surface of bones, blocking bone removal.
Because longer-term treatment can sometimes have side-effects, the doctor may suggest a break from treatment after three to five years.
She detailed her relationship with her convict boyfriend and their future X-rated plans together.
She kept on her romance until recently, when she denied dating the father of former The Only Way Is Essex star Grace Andrews and instead revealed her mystery man is behind bars – and on Thursday she admitted he had proposed from prison.
With less than a year until David is a free man, the actress is already planning some risqué business for the pair of them.
And while she has never released a picture of him or talked about his crimes, she has said she won’t marry him until he it a free man.
After revealing they had already slept together in Spain, Danniella confessed to the Daily Star: ‘There’s nothing like that going on now though, they listen in to all your phone calls and screen the emails and photocopy all of the letters so we can’t risk anything rude on there as all the screws will see it first.
‘But there will be many sleepless nights on my gorgeous new bed once he’s out.’
A smitten Danniella has insisted she will wait until David has been released to tie the knot but they have discussed the prospect of a Maldives wedding as early as next year.
She said: ‘I’ve got a big ring that was made for me, and I wore it into the jail and David said, “it was lovely but it’s not big enough”, so there is a bigger one coming.
‘He has asked me to marry him but I told him to wait until he gets home. He asks me all the time, he even asked me at the jail. He didn’t get down on one knee or anything but he’s like, “we are getting married you know.”‘
Liverpudlian David is 20 years her junior and the pair were previously in a ‘tumultuous’ relationship after meeting each other other in Spain five years ago.
Before: Danniella also confessed she prays, ‘Please let me wake up,’ every time she’s knocked out with anaesthetia due to her ‘love’ of plastic surgery which saw her splash out on no less than six boob jobs (pictured on EastEnders in the 1990s)
Yet despite their ‘up-and-down’ romance, Danniella explained: ‘We just stayed in touch and he went to jail early 2019 and he got 9 years 9 months. He’s home next year though, he’s got 11 months to go.’
It could be third time lucky for the former Celebrity Big Brother housemate, who has been married twice before.
Her first marriage was to van driver Ben Morgan in 1998, but they divorced nine months later.
In 2001, the star married businessman Kevin Jenkins, almost four months after the birth of their daughter Jodie. They divorced in 2020.
Past: In 2001, the star married businessman Kevin Jenkins, almost four months after the birth of their daughter Jodie. They divorced in 2020 (pictured 2002). She was previously married to Ben Morgan in 1998